But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Friday, 18 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSummoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” (Luke 7:19) Standing on this side of the cross, most of us of Gentile origin, we may easily overlook this bold question set forth by the disciples of John the Bap...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHe Leadeth Me

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Friday, 11 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageUse it as a vase today, serve lemonade in it tomorrow! I remember a pre-Pinterest world. I remember when people had opinions, likes, and dislikes, and decorated their homes accordingly. Sure, there were trends and fads, but if you didn't like chickens, then you didn't decorate your kitchen with...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageIt Is Well With My Soul

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageOne of my worst nightmares has always been that I will be that person who holds up a line boarding a plane. That my boarding pass will cause the scanner to screech and flash red. That I will be left standing in a strange and obnoxious city watching my ride home literally fly away. Well, a few...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 23:00

Crammed Full of the Gospel

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imageI believe that those sermons which are fullest of Christ are the most likely to be blessed to the conversion of the hearers. Let your sermons be full of Christ, from beginning to end crammed full of the gospel. As for myself, brethren, I cannot preach anything else but Christ and His cross, for I...

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageCrown Him With Many Crowns

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 28 July 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI'm concluding listening through a study of the book of Genesis and, I have to say, I think I am going to miss these people! I have throughly enjoyed getting to know the men and women whose lives are shared with us in this book. Yes, I've read Genesis before, many times. Yet for some reason,...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 22:30

On the Dangers of Distorting God's Grace

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imageThe unrighteousness of men cannot nullify the grace of God. This is a paraphrase from a sermon I recently heard, and I was struck by the importance of this simple truth. And yet, even in its simplicity, it is a truth far too often ignored in some Christian circles. It seems that, in our sweeping...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI bought a power washer. That thing is amazing. My concrete has never looked so clean, and I have never enjoyed cleaning concrete or siding more. The only question is—why did I wait so long to purchase one of these fantastic contraptions? All of that cleaning makes me think of a terrifying p...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageRedeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It

Authors: EBenz...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 03:00

Equipping Eve: The Discipline of Grace (Part 2)

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imageIn this episode, we continue our discussion of God’s disciplining by grace, and examining the distinction between law and gospel. The Law is good, but salvation is by grace. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve. Click here to listen to Part 1. Additional Resources Equipping Eve: H...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSometimes I use talk-to-text to compose these introductions during my Thursday evening commute. What follows are my observations from last night. Why is this person riding his brake? There's no reason to and yet there he is braking all the way down the street. Why is he driving in the middle of...

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Saturday, 08 July 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBlessed Assurance

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 07 July 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageDuring the warmer months, I like to go for a walk in the evening. Nothing strenuous, just a peaceful walk around the neighborhood after being cooped up in an office all day. Last night, though, required a bit of maneuvering. It had rained most of the day and was still sprinkling when I stepped...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:30

Relieved by the Thought of Jesus

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imageIf we compare our best performances with the demands of the law, the majesty of God, and the unspeakable obligations we are under; if we consider our innumerable sins of omission, and that the little we can do is polluted and defiled by the mixture of evil thoughts and the working of selfish...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 23:30

Equipping Eve: The Discipline of Grace (Part 1)

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imageIn his book, "The Discipline of Grace," author Jerry Bridges has noted that God disciplines by grace, not law. Yet, is this how we perceive our Christian walk? Might we be trapped unknowingly in a subtle cycle of dangerous legalism? How does it help us to “preach the gospel to ourselves e...

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Saturday, 01 July 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAmazing Grace

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 30 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageHave you ever felt absolutely parched? Sure you have. We've all been dehydrated to some extent, even if we feel that we have been drinking our fair share of fluids. For instance, today I have consumed ridiculous amounts of water, tea, and coffee and yet, I still can't get enough to drink. I am...

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Saturday, 24 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageThe Love of God

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageI am about to venture into dangerous territory. I am about to go where some of you may think I shouldn't. I am about to comment on parenting...even though I am not a parent. It's true, I do not have children; however, I do have common sense. I do have a Bible, which tells me basic principles. And,...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMy Savior's Love (I Stand Amazed)

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 23:09

Equipping Eve: The Importance of Context

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imageHave you ever heard the phrase, “Context, context, context!”? Context is always important, especially when we are studying the Bible. In this episode, we’ll take a look at some errors that may result when context is ignored, and demonstrate why context is not only important, but interesting! Cli...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageSometimes, circumstances happen in life that are simply...poetic. You're going through life, taking it one day at a time, and suddenly, in the midst of confusion or life-altering moments, everything providentially falls into place. You rejoice in God's goodness and give Him all the glory. Then...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 00:30

Christ the Redeemer

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imageThere is no name of Messiah more significant, comprehensive, or endearing, than the name 'Redeemer.' The name of Savior expresses what he does for sinners. He saves them with an everlasting salvation. But the word 'Redeemer' intimates likewise the manner in which he saves them. For it is not merely...

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